Edible flowers shouldn’t be eaten as an all-inclusive salad.
Think of them as a nutritional contribution and/or elegant garnish
Don't eat flowers that are grown in public places or along roadsides.
These blooms would be exposed to various pollutants and fumes from moving vehicles.
Avoid eating blooms if you have persistent and flared allergies, asthma or hay fever.
These may exacerbate the symptoms
Only eat flowers that you can be sure have been grown organically.
This will ensure they are free from toxic chemicals and pollutants.
Flowers grown for floral designs are intended to be looked at and looked at only.
Most have been continuously sprayed with insecticides, pesticides, preservatives, fungicides – you get the idea. Definitely not for incorporating into your cookie dough!
The way to know is to be sure of the DIFFERENT botanical names.
Daisy – there are various types of ‘Daisies’ however only the Bellis Perennis variety is edible.
Jasmine – only the Jasmine Officinale is edible. There is another genus of Jasmine known to be available in the market called a Gelsemium Sempervirens which is very different and considered poisonous for human consumption.
The following flowers should never be consumed under any circumstances:
Oleander (very dangerous!)
Sweet Pea’s (the pretty smelling ones!)
If you're unsure, it's better to be safe than sorry, so leave that flower where you found it - let The Sweetest Petal do the work and provide you with safe, tasty and gorgeous looking edible flowers!